DROPS Baby / 21 / 3

Winter Wonder by DROPS Design

Knitted overall with Nordic pattern for baby and children in DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk

DROPS design: Pattern no BS-005-by
Yarn group A
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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 50/56-62/68-74/88 (86/92-98/104)

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
Colour no 1760, light grey purple: 150-150-150 (200-200) g
Colour no 4314, grey purple: 50-50-50 (100-100) g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm (60 cm) - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm - for arms and legs.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON, NO 521 (15 mm): 6-6-6 (7-7) pieces

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MOSS ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
ROUND 1: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 2: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd round.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in 1 st before and after the marker.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

PATTERN: See diagrams M.1 and M.2.

BUTTON HOLES:
Cast off for button holes by K 4th and 5th st from edge tog, then make 1 YO.
Cast off for 5-5-5 (6-6) button holes on right band when piece measures from where legs were placed tog:
1/3 months: 6, 12, 17, 22, 27 cm.
6/9 months: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 cm.
12/18 months: 7, 14, 21, 28, 34 cm.
2 years: 7, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 cm
3/4 years: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 cm
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LEG:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 38-44-50 (54-60) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with grey purple, work moss st for 9-10-10 (10-10) cm - Read explanation above. Insert a marker at beg of round (= inside of leg) and move the marker upwards. Then switch to light grey purple and then continue in stocking st - while at the same time inc 1 st on next round on each side of marker - Read INCREASE TIP above. Repeat inc every 2-3-4 (4-4) rounds a total of 14-15-16 (18-19) times = 66-74-82 (90-98) sts. When piece measures 21-25-29 (33-37) cm, cast off 2 sts on each side of marker (= 4 sts cast off) = 62-70-78 (86-94) sts. Put piece aside and knit another leg the same way.

BODY:
Slip both legs in on same circular needle size 2.5 mm with cast off sts towards each other = 124-140-156 (172-188) sts. Now measure piece from here. Continue to work back and forth from mid front with light grey purple as follows (1st row = RS): Cast on 5 new sts on needle, K over all sts and cast on 5 new sts at the end of row = 134-150-166 (182-198) sts. Insert a marker 36-40-44 (48-52) sts in from each side (= 62-70-78 (86-94) sts between markers on back piece). Move the markers upwards when working. Then work in stocking st but work the 5 outermost sts in each side towards mid front in garter st until finished measurements (= bands). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6-6-7 (7-7) cm, cast off for first button hole on right band - Read explanation above.
When piece measures 16-20-23 (26-29) cm, work diagram M.1 on next row from RS with 5 band sts in each side. NOTE: On last row in diagram M.1 (= WS), cast off 4-4-4 (5-5) sts on each side of every marker for armholes (= 8-8-8 (10-10) dec sts in each side) = 118-134-150 (162-178) sts. Now the piece measures approx. 20-24-27 (30-33) cm from where legs were placed tog. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 38-40-42 (44-46) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with grey purple, work moss st for 5-5-5 (6-6) cm. Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve) and move the marker upwards. Then switch to light grey purple and then continue in stocking st - while at the same time inc 1 st on next round on each side of marker. Repeat inc every 2-3-3 (4-5) rounds a total of 7-8-9 (10-11) times = 52-56-60 (64-68) sts. When piece measures 10-13-15 (18-23) cm, work diagram M.1 - On last round in diagram M.1, cast off 4-4-4 (5-5) sts on each side of marker for armhole (= 8-8-8 (10-10) sts cast off) = 44-48-52 (54-58) sts. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve the same way.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off = 206-230-254 (270-294) sts. Then work diagram M.2 back and forth with 5 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front (1st row = RS). NOTE: Dec 20-20-24 (24-28) sts evenly on row which is marked with an arrow in diagram M.2. REMEMBER TO CONTINUE TO CAST OFF FOR BUTTON HOLES ON RIGHT BAND! When diagram M.2 has been worked, there are 86-110-110 (126-126) sts on needle and piece measures approx. 12-12-13 (14-15) cm from where sleeves were placed tog (i.e. 1st row in diagram M.2).

NECK EDGE:
Then work back and forth in moss st with grey purple as follows: K from RS while at the same time dec 4-20-16 (30-26) sts evenly on 1st row (= RS) = 82-90-94 (96-100) sts. Then work 1 row in moss st. On next row from RS, cast off for last button hole on right band. Continue in moss st until neck edge measures 2-2-2 (3-3) cm. Loosely cast off all sts.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog the openings under the sleeves and between the legs, sew on buttons.

Diagram

= light grey purple
= grey purple
= decrease


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